Matthew DiPietro

Matthew DiPietro

Hoboken, NJ, US

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I am a New Jersey based designer and fabricator with experience in all phases of project design and development, as well as, building system construction. My passions are material exploration and model making.


Marvel Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Contributed to a NYC School Construction Authority pilot project for a new primary school focused on climate resiliency. Engaged in design development, contract documentation, bidding, and construction administration. Produced owner and community presentations and led FF&E documentation and coordination. Prepared drawings and specifications for milestone submissions, addressed contractor RFIs, produced addenda, and reviewed submittals for the early work site package.

Aug 2022 - Aug 2023

Marvel Architects, New York, NY, US, Model Shop Lead

Planned, designed, and managed model construction for various projects, ensuring timely completion for competition and presentation deadlines. Created physical models from 3D models, drawings, and sketches, optimizing workflows. Led an intern model-making team, presented models in client meetings, and maintained the workshop’s material and tool inventory.

Nov 2021 - Aug 2022

CDR Studio Architects, pc, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Created construction documents for a park comfort station and residential projects on an accelerated schedule. Developed schematic designs for a park kiosk and prepared passive house certification sets, millwork drawings, plumbing diagrams, and presentation drawings.

Mar 2021 - Oct 2021

Air Power, Fairfield, NJ, US, Technician Assistant

Procured and delivered materials to project sites, aided in commercial and residential installations and repairs, including fabrication of ductwork. Maintained shop and material stock.

Aug 2020 - Mar 2021

Margulies Hoelzli Architecture, New York, NY, US, Intern

Produced construction documents, presentation drawings, and sets. Developed facade design studies and delivered physical drawing sets. Participated in site visits and meetings with clients, contractors, consultants, and marketing teams.

May 2016 - Aug 2018

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Intern in Internship in Building Community Program

As teachers’ assistant in the Introduction to Architectural Design and Theory, assisted professors in organizing course materials, facilitating class discourse, providing studio instruction, teaching drafting and modeling techniques, offering design critique, leading field trips to various buildings and sites around New York City

As resident advisor for an international group of students, planned and led field trips to museums, cultural institutions, sporting events, concerts, and restaurants, mediated group discussions, encouraged community building, and offered mentorship in a college setting

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, BArch, Architecture

Completed Bachelor of Architecture degree

Aug 2015 - May 2020

Steger Center for International Scholarship, Riva San Vitale, CH, BArch, Swiss Residency

Swiss Residency program for studio and travel in Europe for spring semester of fourth year

Jan 2019 - May 2019


SOFA Connect Finalist, Nomination

Design chosen to be built in Chicago at the Navy Pier as a part of SOFA's annual fair


Second Year Competition, 1st Place

Awarded first prize for competition for annual second year competition


First Year Competition, 1st Place

Awarded first prize for competition for all foundation year students


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